French poet, Alphonse de Lamartine wrote “Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.”
The Sunshine Coast Concert Band will reach out and touch the heart with a concert of musical pieces inspired by great literary works as it presents Literary Notes at the Sechelt Indian Band Hall on Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m.
The concert, conceived and conducted by Musical Director, Janice Brunson, will feature Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, based on one of the oldest stories of all time, and a medley from Oliver, the musical based on Dickens’ Oliver Twist, one of the greatest stories ever.
You’ll also hear Alfred Reed’s The Hounds of Spring, based on the Swinburne poem; Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite; the original musical version of Lord Of The Rings (not the movie version); Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, and much more. Of particular delight is Roger Cichy’s Flowing Pens From Concorde which explores the literary masterworks of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, all of whom came from the Concord, Massachusetts, area.
Tickets: Adults $15, children under 12, $10, available Laedeli (Sunnycrest Mall, and Gaia’s Fair Trade in Gibsons, Strait Music in Sechelt, and Earth Fair Store in Madiera Park.